Sony, along with the World Photography Organisation are delighted to launch 15th Sony World Photography Awards.
Believing the photographic medium should be as democratic as possible, photographers from around the globe can enter for free.
Since 2007 the Awards has rewarded some of the most exciting and talented photographers and showcased a huge range of genres, styles and points of view. The four competitions cater to all different types of photographers, making sure you can choose the right competition for you.
The Professional competition is designed for any photographers of all levels (you don’t have to be a fully fledged professional!) who have five to 10 images they’d like to enter to the Awards. Photographers can enter all 10 categories if they wish – each series submitted just needs to be different. Nine out of the ten categories ask for those images to be a series, so related in subject matter. The Portfolio category (new for last year’s awards) asks for single images highlighting the breadth of a photographer’s work.
The overall winner in this category will win $25,000 (USD) and Sony equipment. Category winners also receive Sony equipment, while 2nd and 3rd places will be featured in the official exhibition and accompanying book.
The Open competition is the ideal fit for those who’d like to enter a striking image. There are 10 diverse categories to enter and photographers can enter up to three images for free. The categories have stayed the same as last year and we’re delighted the Alpha Female Award and National Awards continue within the 2022 Awards. You will be automatically entered into the Alpha Female Award if you register as a woman when you create your account. If your country has registered into the National Awards, you again will be instantly entered into this popular programme.
The overall winner in this category will win $5,000 (USD) and Sony equipment. Category winners also receive Sony equipment, while shorlisted entries will be featured in the official book.
Open to photographers worldwide aged between 18 to 30 years-old enrolled in a photography programme, the format of the Student competition has changed this year. Opening earlier than ever before (that’s right, you can enter now!) there’s just one brief for students to work on, rather than two. For the 2022 competition we’re asking you to respond to ‘Connections.’ How do you connect with your surroundings or local environment? How do you create bonds with your family, friends and colleagues? How do you nurture and develop these links to ensure they endure for years to come?
The Youth competition is back to it’s format of seven months with seven themes, meaning you have more chances of winning! Running from June to December, budding photographers can submit up to three images relating to that month’s theme for free. Themes embrace genres such as wildlife, landscape, portraiture, still life and street photography. Some of the themes have slightly changed, so make sure you read the full description before entering.